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I am just under four weeks post bunion surgery. My main issue is the sweling that prevents me from wearing dress shoes.

I take one Aleve every twelve hours for pain and inflammation.

The numbness and tingling has decreased a lot. I think that is because I am not as swollen and the area is healing.

I am doing quite well with my range of motion exercises and I am icing the foot at least three times a day. I can also walk well with my Teva sandals and my athletic shoes. I had a massage yesterday and I think it helped improve circulation and break down scar tissue. I am going to include massaging my foot in my daily routine.

One thing that has helped me a lot is the compression bandage across my foot that keeps the surgical area in correct alignment. I recently started using athletic tape. My surgeon told me this controls the edema.

I am going to try a foot bath with epsom salt and let you know the results.
Hi there,
I have scheduled my surgery for October because I live in Seattle and the summer months are not a time you want to stay indoors. We live for the summer months up here and I'm planning on being ready for it when it comes around again.

I think we all recover in slightly different ways and time. When I had my bunionectomy and dislocated toe repaired it was about a full year before my foot looked just like the other one and all the minor remaining swelling was gone. Even the slight swelling I got after a long day of walking finally disappeared then, too.

The red line of the scar on my Modified bunionectomy was the first to fully blend in and is now nearly impossible to see. The scar from the dislocated toe took longer but in now only seen when I look for it, all the redness is gone, all the pain is gone.

Take care and I hope you can wear those sandals soon!

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